Magnificent 8 is powered by betdigital and NextGen Gaming – it comes with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Playable from 20p to £100 on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this Chinese themed offering is rather simple and comes with a Magnificent 8 Bonus feature where a cash reel spins to give you cash prizes.
Aesthetically, Magnificent 8 looks pretty decent – set against a misty, tree-top filled backdrop, it comes with a traditional Chinese soundtrack. With a Chinese boy wearing a bamboo pointed hat standing next to the reels, symbols you’ll see include lanterns, chopsticks, rattle drums, scrolls, teapots, fans, masks and gold coins.
The latter is the most profitable giving you 12.5 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The fortune cookie is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols including the bonus symbol – it only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (i.e. all reels bar reel 1).
This simple offering comes with a Magnificent 8 Bonus feature which is played when 3 or more Magnificent 8 dragon symbols (or wilds) appear consecutively (i.e. reels 2, 3 and 4) – you then will see a cash reel spin to reveal a cash prize. If the Magnificent 8 symbol appears on the cash reel, you will be rewarded with an extra spin with even bigger cash prizes on offer.
That’s about it for Magnificent 8 really – there are no free spins features or anything else unfortunately. As mentioned, this basic slot is ok but nothing really to keep you coming back. I would much rather play other betdigital/NextGen Gaming offerings like Knights of Gold. If you like the Chinese theme, Fu Er Dai by Play ‘N Go is recommended.